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Keith robinson

Patricia Gilliam

Chad Sides 

Ben is a North Georgia native, and world traveler, who prides himself on using real world experiences to add realism to his fiction. He was a medal winner in a martial arts competition, been in a high speed car chase, had a late night phone call from the secret service, who he hung up on, and been shot. When not writing about himself in the third person he is hard at work writing Contemporary Fantasy and Science Fiction. You can connect with Ben on his website at www.authorbenmeeks.com or follow him on Patreon, Instagram or Facebook, user authorbenmeeks.Type your paragraph here.

K.L. Kolarich

Ben Meeks 

A Connecticut Yankee transplanted to Central Florida, Debra Jess writes science fiction romance, science fantasy, superheroes, and urban fantasy. She began writing in 2006, combining her love of fairy tales and Star Wars to craft original stories of ordinary people in extraordinary adventures and fantastical creatures in out-of-this world escapades.
A hybrid author, Debra Jess has an indie book series, Thunder City, which is like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but with more kissing. She also writes in the Cat's Paw Cove shared world series which takes place in a fictional Florida town inhabited with talking cats. Heroes of Andromeda is her completed secondary world science fiction romance series, and last, but not least, Debra Jess recently published her dark urban fantasy Dream of My Soul which features a menagerie of vampires, elves, werewolves, and demons. 

When she's not writing, Debra happily plays fur mommy to Martin, the vampire kitty, and watches her favorite TV shows including all things Star Wars, Star Trek, and Grey's Anatomy. 

Kelle Z. Riley

David A. Simpson is an International Best-Selling Author of the Zombie Road and Feral Children series. He has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and has been translated into three languages. His books have won numerous awards and have spent weeks in the number one slot for apocalyptic fiction on the Amazon charts.

His Zombie Road series has been optioned and is currently in development for television.

He lives in the north Georgia mountains forty-five minutes from the nearest blacktop road unless his wife is driving. Then it’s more like 20. They have a very spoiled pug, a very weird cat and a bear that they can’t seem to get rid of that thinks everything they plant in the garden is for him.Type your paragraph here.

Alisha Klapheke 

C. L. Ledford was born in the city of Chattanooga, TN. Where she was raised by her grandparents to be a strong and independent person, she became an avid reader at the age of eleven when her fifth-grade teacher gifted her the book, The Black Stallion. With this book, her love of books grew.

In middle school, she began to write what would be one of many books swirling around in her head. Silver Moon Kiss came to life with two chapters and multiple scenes before it was packed away and not thought of until after she had become an adult. C. L. Ledford writes in Paranormal Romance and contemporary romance. Her first published book, The Second Alpha Heir released on June 14, 2022.

By this time, she had moved to a little town called Ringgold, GA, and married her husband, where they raise their three children and five German Shorthair dogs. Along with her love of writing and reading, she also enjoys hunting behind her dogs.

Kenyon Henry

Jerry Harwood

 Guest of Honor

USA Today bestselling author Alisha Klapheke wants to infuse readers’ lives with unique magic, far-flung fantasy settings, and romance. Her inspiration springs from an obsession with history, years of world travel, and the fantasy she grew up reading when she was supposed to be doing her math homework. 

When she's not writing, Alisha teaches Muay Thai kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Krav Maga to kids, adults, and the occasional country music star at her school just south of Nashville. That may be why writing fight scenes is her favorite.

Alfred Muller 

K.L. Kolarich is the bestselling and award-winning epic fantasy author of The Haidren Legacy series, based out of Nashville, TN. An individual plagued by sarcasm, conviction, and a constant distraction of fable and lore, she dreams in the day and writes through the night. Often hearing her characters argue in the background, Kolarich stifles the daily temptation to abandon reality and lose herself in the realm of Orynthia. When fully present in the real world rather than another, she explores local waterfalls, habitually frequents the same Thai restaurant, adds to her ever-growing spice collection, and maintains a thoroughly messy kitchen for the sake of colorful well-seasoned feasts. With too many cats and not enough wine, Kolarich resides in the woods away from the noise, happily married.

Kenyon is a writer of urban fantasy, young adult, mystery, inspirational fiction, and more. His books have been ranked as high as #1 on Amazon in a single genre, and speak to the inner workings of our daily lives while exploring our darker and lighter sides. 
Published by Jumpmaster Press™, Kenyon is presently their most awarded author. 
As a reader, he believes that the written word has the ability to spread farther, reach deeper, and affect change in the human heart and mind like nothing else. As a writer, his goal is to leave each reader with a deep seeded desire to do better and be better.

Chad is an award-winning writer and poet for Dragonswalk Publishing focusing on horror, sometimes mixed with comedy, and nonfiction. His upcoming book Workplace Adventures examines how autism has affected his life and career. He is an actor and producer for the upcoming Flickering Candle Productions movie All of it Ends.

Tamara Lowery

Jerry is the author of Middle Grade and Young Adult works including Freckles: The Dark Wizard and the award winning Jam Sessions. When not writing, Jerry teaches both Middle School ELA and as an adjunct psychology professor. He lives in Sale Creek, TN with his amazing wife. He has six kids, but most of them are now “adulting.” Jerry hopes to “adult” someday too.

Patricia Gilliam is the author of Extinguished Worlds (time travel/superhero), The Hannaria Series (sci-fi), and Heroes of Corvus (urban fantasy/superhero). She is also a contributor to several anthologies and the creator of Seriescraft 101 character and world-building resources.

Along with many global writers, artists, musicians, and other creatives, a collection of her works will be included in three lunar time capsules (Intuitive Machine's Nova-C, Astrobotic's Peregrine, and Astrobotic's Griffin landers) through Writers on the Moon and The Lunar Codex archives in 2023.

She and her husband Cory live in Knoxville, TN with their cat, Butterscotch.

Alfred Muller is an independently published author of two books and two short stories in the fantasy genre. After comparing himself to the Nothing from Never Ending Story most of his life a love of reading shown through in his senior year of high school. From there he realized the building blocks for writing were there and he never looked back. 

Richard Fierce is a fantasy and space opera author. He's been writing since he was a child but began publishing in 2007. Since then, he's written multiple novels and short stories. In 2000, he won Poet of the Year for his poem The Darkness. He's also the creative brain behind the Acworth Book Festival, a literary event in Acworth, Georgia. A recovering retail worker, he now works in the tech industry when he's not busy writing. He's married and has 3 step-daughters (pray for him), three grandchildren (he's young, promise) three dogs (huskies!), a cat, and two ferrets. Basically, he has a zoo. His love affair with fantasy was born in high school when a friend’s mother gave him a copy of Dragons of Spring Dawning by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.

C.L. Ledford

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Kelle Z. Riley, writer, speaker, global traveler, Ph.D. chemist, inventor, and martial arts expert has been featured in local newspapers and on national television. Her varied life experiences have all found their way into her writing.
In addition to her cozy mystery and contemporary romance fiction, she is a contributing author to "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's and Other Dementias."
In the Undercover Cat Mysteries, a cupcake baking scientist turns sleuth—and much more. The Cupcake Caper; Shaken, Not Purred; The Tiger's Tale; and Studying Scarlett the Grey, as well as several short stories set in the Undercover Cat world are available at digital retailers or wherever books are sold.
In the award-winning Riches and Royals series, modern career women fall for princes-in-disguise, only to discover that “happily ever after” isn’t guaranteed. Can love transform their adventures into glittering fairy tales, or will their hearts shatter like glass slippers?
A Golden Heart and Feathered Quill finalist, Kelle is a popular speaker and member of the Chattanooga Writer's Guild, Romance Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.
Kelle can be reached at www.facebook.com/KelleZRiley; www.twitter.com/KelleZRiley; and www.KelleZRiley.net

Dan Jolley began writing professionally at age 19. Starting out in comic books, Dan has worked for major publishers such as DC (Firestorm), Marvel (Dr. Strange), Dark Horse (Aliens), and Image (G.I. Joe). He soon branched out into licensed-property novels (Star Trek), film novelizations (Iron Man), and original novels, including the Middle Grade urban fantasy series Five Elements, the urban sci-fi Gray Widow Trilogy, and the “Southern-fried Stephen King” mystery-thriller The Storm.
Dan began writing for video games in 2007, and has contributed storylines, characters, and dialogue to titles such as Transformers: War for Cybertron, Prototype 2, and Dying Light, among others.
Most recently, Falstaff Books began publishing Dan’s high fantasy/detective series The Demon-Sleuth Scrolls, which so far includes The Runemaster Homicide, The Black-Horned Grave, and the upcoming The Runebearer Curse.
Dan lives with his wife Tracy and some largely inert felines in northwest Georgia. Readers can learn more about him on his website, www.danjolley.com

Richard Fierce

David Simpson

Keith Robinson writes magical fantasy fiction for children and middle-grade readers, although his books are suitable for all ages.
The ISLAND OF FOG series features a young group of shapeshifters in a world of dragons, centaurs, mermaids, and other creatures from myth and legend, while the SLEEP WRITER books are pure sci-fi adventure fun with wormholes and portals, aliens and UFOs, robots and gadgets, weird and exotic monsters from space, and oh yes, a spot of time travel as well.

Also the author of QUINCY'S CURSE, and co-author of FRACTURED with Brian Clopper.

Website: https://www.unearthlytales.com
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Keith-Robinson/e/B002QL5S1W
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/islandoffog 

Tamara Lowery, author of The Adventures of Pigg & Woolfe serial and the Waves of Darkness series, is a native of Chattanooga. She builds VWs to pay the bills, is a wife, and is "Mom" to 3 cats. Season 3 of Pigg & Woolfe launched January 2023 on Kindle. Waves of Darkness began its 2nd edition release in 2021, with titles coming out every 6 months. New, 1st edition titles in Waves of Darkness will begin May 2025 with varying publication dates.